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Anchorage August 2015


Anchorage had a mean monthly temperature of 58.9°F this August, 2.2°F above the normal 56.7°F. The highest temperature for the month was 79°F, on the 3rd, which also broke the old (76°F) record for that day set in 1999. Two other daily records were set, on the 4th, the 78°F broke the old 1997 record of 74°F, and on the 7th, the 77°F observed broke the old 2004 record of 76°F. The lowest temperature for the month was 40°F on the 29th.

Precipitation was just 30% of the normal amount, with 0.97" recorded, 2.28" lower than expected for the month. The average wind speed was 6.4 mph, while the highest was 44 mph on the 27th from a northwesterly direction.